• Last March, these Russian-speaking members of Federation’s Community Leadership Institute celebrated a group b’nai mitzvah.

    L.A.’s Russians recapture their Jewish soul

    Saving Soviet Jewry didn’t teach them about their heritage. They’re recapturing it now. Ryan Torok of the LA Jewish Journal reports:
    By on 17 Jun 2014 / 19 Sivan 5774
  • The Urina family from Donetsk is pictured at their hotel in Dnepropetrovsk ahead of their Jewish Agency-facilitated arrival in Israel earlier today.

    In Fast-Paced Operation, Jewish Agency Rescues Group of Immigrants from Donetsk

    Chairman Sharansky: "Jewish Agency representatives in Ukraine continue to be active in all areas and are prepared for any eventuality, as shown by this latest event in my own city of birth,
    By on 27 May 2014 / 27 Iyar 5774
  • 1,500 Jewish Children to Attend Jewish Agency Summer Camps Across Ukraine

    Some 1,500 Jewish children, students, and young adults are set to attend Jewish Agency summer camps next month in Ukraine. The camps will be located in Kiev, Odessa, Kharkov, and Dnepropetrovsk.
    By on 22 May 2014 / 22 Iyar 5774
  • Meet the Bronnikov family: Aleksandr, Anna, and little David are applying for Aliyah to Israel through The Jewish Agency for Israel’s “First Homeland in Israel”.

    Live from Ukraine: The Jewish Agency for Israel, Day 3

    My conversations with the Jews of Odessa are not encouraging: a cemetery desecrated, a Holocaust memorial in Nikolayev (a small town not far from Odessa) also desecrated; Molotov cocktails thrown at
    By on 14 May 2014 / 14 Iyar 5774
  • Live from Ukraine: View from the Edge, Day 2

    UKRAINE - May 12, 2014. "In the evening, we meet Jewish youth and businessmen of Donetsk. There is a sense of powerlessness, that “we all are pawns in a game of oligarchs and politicians.”
    By on 13 May 2014 / 13 Iyar 5774
  • In Kiev, hope is mixed with despair, optimism with anxiety.

    Live from Ukraine: View from the Edge

    The Jewish Agency's Roman Polonsky reports from Ukraine:
    By on 12 May 2014 / 12 Iyar 5774
  • Violence in Ukraine Escalates: Update from The Jewish Agency in Ukraine

    "Our general feeling is that the winds of war are blowing,” Jewish Agency emissaries write from Ukraine. “We believe that we are living through a historic process today, which will probably
    By on 30 Apr 2014 / 30 Nisan 5774
  • Update on Ukraine from Chairman Natan Sharansky

    On the eve of Passover near a synagogue in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine last week, as members of the local Jewish community emerged from the synagogue heading to the Passover seder, they were approached
    By Natan Sharansky on 18 Apr 2014 / 18 Nisan 5774
  • Haaretz: As Jews flee unrest, new figures show sharp rise in immigration from Ukraine

    Haaretz's Judy Maltz reports: Number of new immigrants from Ukraine registered at the ministry in the first three months of the year totaled 557, an increase of 43 percent over the same period
    By on 10 Apr 2014 / 10 Nisan 5774
  • “The Festival of Freedom” – A First Passover in Israel

    Dozens of new olim from Odessa celebrate Passover for the first time in Israel.
    By Давид Шехтер on 09 Apr 2014 / 9 Nisan 5774